Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he is open to trimming his squad but will only do deals that work for the club. The Reds have done plenty of business this summer, adding Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri while allowing a handful of less established players to move on.
Further outgoings seem likely, led by Estonia international Ragnar Klavan’s expected 2million euros switch to Cagliari.
Simon Mignolet, Lazar Markovic, Sheyi Ojo, Marko Grujic and Dominic Solanke might all attract interest, but although Klopp expects teams from around the continent to try and take advantage of the Premier League’s truncated window he will not be forced into any poor deals.
“I said before, in general, that’s it’s possible players could leave the club and that will happen if it’s good for everyone,” he said ahead of Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.
“The transfer window closed in England and the whole of the world – the whole of Europe at least – was waiting for that moment and they start now trying dumping (lower) prices to get good football players.
“That will not happen. We are not in a financial need.
“No player would leave the club if I would not allow it. First the situation is, ‘How is the offer, how is the need for us?’.
“I really think we could give a few players the opportunity but we have to see how many. I have no number in my mind at the moment.”